The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s Business & Professionals group will present Spotlight, a networking event featuring the star of Bravo network’s “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” Josh Flagg.
Spotlight will be held at Congregation Beth Tefillah on Wednesday, Nov. 20. This event is part of the Business & Professionals’ mission to strengthen relationships among Jewish professionals through education, networking and communal engagement.
“We are delighted to welcome Josh Flagg to Phoenix for Federation’s inaugural Business and Professional’s Spotlight,” said Marty Haberer, the president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. “We look forward to hearing how lessons from his grandmother have shaped his life and career in real estate.”
Josh Flagg, who is Jewish, has been one of the hosts and real estate agents of “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” since the show debuted in 2006. The show follows Flagg and other real estate agents as they sell high-end properties. It also gives viewers an inside look at the world of high-priced real estate in Los Angeles County.
The reality TV star began his career at the age of 18. He was named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2012. He regularly appears as a real estate expert in the pages of The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Forbes Magazine and Variety.
In addition to discussing real estate and providing a network opportunity, Flagg will also be talking about his Jewish upbringing and his grandmother, Edith Flagg.
His grandmother was born in Austria in 1919, and at the age of 15 she was busy studying fashion in Vienna. She eventually fled Austria and spied on the Nazis for the Dutch underground resistance. After the war, she immigrated to Palestine and then moved to America where she became one of the leading fashion designers of her day.
Josh Flagg honored his grandmother by writing “A Simple Girl: Stories My Grandmother Told Me,” a book written from her perspective as if she were telling stories to the reader.
“I know my grandmother’s tone because I grew up with her,” Josh Flagg said. “I just talk off the cuff the way she would talk to me. I heard these stories so many times that what’s written is pretty much exactly what she would say.”
He starting writing the book at the age of 14 and he was able to write it through audio recordings he had with her. The book was first published in 2004 and VIP attendants will receive signed copies.
Josh Flagg is answering questions from the audience and will be available for a VIP dessert reception after the event. JN
Visit jewishphoenix.org/spotlight2019 for more information. Guests are expected to RSVP by Nov. 12.